Ensemble for the Romantic Century and FI:AF (French Institute Alliance Française) in collaboration with MIFA
A theatrical concert
The sensational life of the American patroness Peggy Guggenheim is the focus of a musical and cultural journey through the 20th century. Tragedy and comedy intermingle as Peggy’s very sense of self is dramatized through her forays into the artistic world, her relationships with protégés, and her traumatic love affairs. The effervescent creativity of the 20th century emerges in a musical program that covers a dizzying variety of genres and styles, with works by Poulenc, Milhaud, Stravinsky, Gershwin, Cole Porter, Nino Rota, Barber, Berio, Ned Rorem and others.
This variegated musical canvas for mixed ensemble, actors, tenor and soprano is woven into a script based on Peggy’s autobiography, a tragicomic tale infused with the drama of a fractured identity.